1. (personal name) full name of Māui, well-known Polynesian character of narratives. He performed a number of amazing feats. Also known as Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga and Māui-pōtiki.
Ko te whakamaharatanga tēnei ki te āhua o te whenua i hangā houtia nei e te kāpura a Mahuika, i māmingatia nei e tana mokopuna e Māui-tikitiki-o-Taranga (KO 24/8/1886:7). / This is a memorial to the landscape reconstructed by the fire of Mahuika who was tricked by Māui-tikitiki-o-Taranga.